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New Love Letter Email Could Load Malware On Your PC 

Here's some disturbing news:  Hackers around the world are actively trying to exploit Valentine's Day. This is according to new research from the Emerging Treats team at the security firm ProofPoint.  The team has detected a massive new mal-spam campaign they've...

New Firefox Release Disables Adobe Flash Support

Are you a Firefox user?  If so, be advised that in Mozilla's next release, Firefox 69, the company will be disabling support for the beleaguered Adobe Flash plugin. The change has been on the radar for quite some time, so it should not come as a surprise to anyone. ...

Government Shutdown May Cause Issues With Web Security

Here's a side-effect of the government's continuing shutdown that many people had not anticipated:  Expiring TLS Certificates used for web security. Most people clearly see the impacts of national parks closing and the like. It's worth remembering that the...

New Ransomware Encrypts Data And Steals Payment Info

There's a new strain of ransomware being deployed with increasing frequency.  Believe it or not, it's even more dangerous than the strains we've seen in recent months. Unlike other types of ransomware, this one not only encrypts your files and demands payment (which...

Windows 10 May Soon Provide Option To Pause Updates

Recent Windows 10 updates have been giving the company's user base heartburn lately, with their tendency to delete files and cause at least as many problems as they solve.  If you're among the frustrated ranks, good news is on the horizon. The company is currently...

Passport And Credit Card Numbers Stolen In Marriott Hack

Recently, Marriott Hotels informed the world that they had been the victims of a massive data breach.  As it turns out, the breach was even more serious than was initially reported. As the company has learned more from the ongoing investigation into the matter,...

Page Caches May Be Vulnerable To Attack

There's a new side channel attack to worry about. This one is after the target system's OS page cache, where a variety of sensitive data that has been accessed by the device's owner is stored for rapid retrieval.  Perhaps the worst and most ominous aspect of this...

Adware Continues To Be A Major Issue On Android Devices 

Google has been busy in recent weeks.  They've removed a staggering 85 apps from their Play Store when they discovered that they were pushing highly aggressive adware to the users who downloaded them. The apps the company removed were wearing a number of disguises,...

Wannacry Ransomware Continues To Be A Problem For Some

It's been the better part of two years since the outbreak of the Wannacry ransomware epidemic.  Unfortunately, all this time later, some companies are still dealing with the fallout.  According to the latest research, Wannacry is still infecting hundreds of thousands...

Chromebook To Get Additional USB Security

Google is taking additional steps to protect its Chromebook user base.  Currently, if a hacker has physical access to your machine, he or she could insert a flash drive in the USB port and run malicious code from it. The company is adding a new feature called...

Chromebook May Soon Allow Dual Boot With Windows 10

Chromebooks are fun, cool machines that are incredibly popular with students, hipsters, artists, and the like. However, the company hasn't been able to penetrate the Enterprise market with their product.  It's not hard to understand why. Overwhelmingly, businesses use...

Windows 10 May Get Some New Useful Features

This spring, Windows 10 users will be treated to a raft of exciting new features. Currently, the company's massive test group of Windows Insiders is enjoying playing with them, but they'll be available to everyone in the early part of next year. Here are a few of the...